Careershifters blog

From Weather Presenter to Teacher

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Nina Ridge was ending each work day feeling stressed and tired. Determined to get the work–life balance she craved, she went back to a career path she'd once turned away from. Here's how she made the leap, and how it felt like coming home.

From Operations to Start-up

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Richard Freeman's role didn't harness his greatest skills, so he decided to create his own company. Now, he's doing all the bits of the job he used to love, with none of the restraints that drove him crazy. Here's how he made it happen.

From Credit Cards to Charities

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"I wanted to feel, at the end of a hard week, like it had all been worthwhile." Rachael Ibbott wasn't unhappy at work, but something was missing. Here's how six months abroad, a social enterprise programme and a new perspective on her finances helped her shift into work that matters.

From Analyst to Web Developer

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Tim Robertson felt undervalued and unskilled. Longing to find more buzzy, creative and technical work, he took a big financial risk and retrained. It’s been an eye-opening reinvention with a steep learning curve, but he’s finally found a career path that ticks all his boxes. Here's how he did it.